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Kidadl Team

AUGUST 06, 2021

15 Pawfect Facts About The Peagle Dog Kids Will Love

Interesting Peagle facts for kids


A cute little hybrid of the Pekingese and the beagle, the Peagle is regarded as one of the most friendly and smartest dogs. The Pekingese beagle mixed breed is quite social, unlike most small breeds, and gets along with children and other pets, including cats.  This curious dog does not require much space and can easily live in a small apartment. It does not require much maintenance, as well. The breed is also known as a Peagle hound.

The Peagle dog originated in the United States, but the year of origin is not known. Its parent breed, the beagle, is known for its exceptional hunting skills and has served as a hunting dog since the mid 19th century. The breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1884. The Pekingese dog originated in China before 700 BC and is said to be the descendant of a lion and a marmoset monkey. The breed is considered the oldest breed of all time and was accepted in 1904 by the American Kennel Club. The Peagle breed is also recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club and Dog Registry of America.

These designer dogs are quite small and the average weight and height of males are 15-18 lb (7-8 kg) and 10-16 in (25-41 cm), respectively, while females weigh around 13-16 lb (6-7 kg) and are 6-12 in (15-31 cm) tall. The dog attains maturity after reaching the height of 1 ft (31 cm). The breed is primarily found either in cream or tan color and can have short or long hair, like the Pekingese. The long and floppy ears, typical of a beagle, make the little dog even cuter.

The maintenance of these fun-loving dogs mainly depends on the traits inherited from the parent breeds. Trimming nails, grooming, and brushing teeth should be done regularly. Also, one needs to wipe their eyes as they are prone to tear stains. Also, health issues such as hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, cleft palate, beagle dwarfism, and skin fold dermatitis can make this breed more vulnerable.

Let's read more fun facts about the Peagle, and if you found this article interesting, don't forget to check out our articles about different animals like the black German shepherd and the Chow Chow.

Peagle Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a Peagle?

The Pekingese beagle mix came to be known as Peagle and the breed originated in the United States. The Peagle dog is known for its fun-loving attitude towards its family members. This dog is also known as a Peagle hound.

What class of animal does a Peagle belong to?

The Peagle belongs to the class of Mammalia, the family of Canidae, and the Canis genus. The Pekingese parent was around in China before 700 BC, while the beagle has been serving as a hunting dog since ancient times.

How many Peagles are there in the world?

The exact population of Peagles is not known as of now, but the dog breed is quite popular and can easily be found in different nations. Its parent breeds, the Pekingese and the beagle, are also very popular and they recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1904 and 1884, respectively.

Where does a Peagle live?

The Peagle dog breed originated in the United States, but it can now be found in different nations in North America, Asia, and Europe. The Pekingese used to serve in the imperial palace of China and was also brought to England, even American began importing beagles. Both breeds were in huge demand by the end of the 19th century.

What is a Peagle's habitat?

Like other domestic dog breeds, this designer breed is found in homes, shelters, and farms. The Peagle dog can easily live either in a house with a fenced-in yard or a small apartment. The dog breed is highly protective of its family members. One can also find the dog in a reputable kennel club.

Who do Peagles live with?

Both Pekingeses and beagles were kept as companion dogs, and the Pekingese beagle mix is a family pet too. The dog loves being around humans and is very protective of its family members, especially kids. Unlike other small breeds, this designer dog goes well with other pets such as cats. Peagles can serve as watchdogs too.

How long does a Peagle live?

This small dog generally has a higher life expectancy than its parent breeds. Both Pekingese and beagle dogs usually live up to 10-12 years, while the life expectancy of a Peagle dog is around 12-14 years. Also, the lifespan is mainly determined by human care and if proper care is taken, the lifespan could even increase.

How do they reproduce?

Peagles generally follow the same methods of breeding as other domestic dogs. They generally attain adulthood after reaching the height of 1 ft (31 cm). During this stage, females generally go through an estrous or heat cycle and are receptive to males. As they are designer dogs, the breeding is only performed by breeders.

After mating, a female peagle dog goes through the gestation period which lasts for around 58-68 days. The litter size of Peagles is not known, but small breeds generally give birth to two to four puppies at a time. Also, when your female dog becomes pregnant, it is suggested to visit the veterinarian to check how the babies and female dog are doing. Many owners also neuter their pets to avoid euthanization of puppies.

What is their conservation status?

Like other domestic dog breeds, the International Union for Conservation of Nature has Not Evaluated the conservation status of this dog. However, the breed is prone to multiple health issues such as hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, cleft palate, beagle dwarfism, skin fold dermatitis, epilepsy, and tear stains. To prevent such health problems, a full-body physical examination should be performed regularly.

Peagle Fun Facts

What do Peagles look like?

The Peagle is primarily found either in cream or tan color and can have short or long hair like the Pekingese. The long and floppy ears make the little dog even cuter. Some Peagles are brachycephalic so may have a short nose. Their long tails are curly at the end. They might have feathering on their ears and tails, depending on the traits inherited by the dominant parent breed.

These Peagle facts will make you love them.

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How cute are they?

The beagle Pekingese mix or Peagle is one of the most curious and social dogs you will ever find. They love humans, especially kids. Unlike most dogs, they are quite friendly with cats and love their company. They just want to grab everyone's attention and one would love to be entertained by them.

How do they communicate?

Like other dogs, Peagles use similar methods to communicate. Dogs generally bark, growl, or do several body movements to convey what they want to say. Also, pet owners can train and teach them numerous commands to make these dogs more comfortable.  These dogs will generally cuddle and come sit closer to you to show their love and affection. Unlike many designer dogs, Peagles are quite social and love being surrounded by humans and pets.

How big is a Peagle?

The beagle Pekingese mix is quite small and the average weight and height of males are 15-18 lb (7-8 kg) and 10-16 in (25-41 cm), respectively, while females weigh around 13-16 lb (6-7 kg) and are 6-12 in (15-31 cm) tall. Peagles attain maturity after reaching the height of 1 ft (31 cm). They are twice the size of Pekingese and Miniature Poodle dogs.

How fast can a Peagle run?

The exact speed of a Peagle is not known but the breed is known to be very energetic. The beagle dog generally runs at a speed of 20 mph (32 kph), while the Pekingese parent can easily run at a speed of 21 mph (34 kph). These easy-to-train dogs can play or jog for around 60 minutes a day. They can walk 5 mi (8 km) every week.

How much does a Peagle weigh?

The male Peagle generally weighs around 15-18 lb (7-8 kg), while the average weight of a female Peagle is 13-16 lb (6-7 kg).

What are the male and female names of the species?

There are no specific terms given to male and female Pekingese beagle mix dogs. People generally use terms such as dog and bitch to refer to males and females of the species, respectively. The term sire is used for adult male dogs, while the word dam is used for adult female dogs.

What would you call a baby Peagle?

The babies of Peagles are known as puppies. Peagle puppies are very sweet and playful.

What do they eat?

Peagles are omnivores and generally eat meat, dog food, grains, and vegetables. Feeding with one cup of food will be sufficient as overfeeding can make them obese. It is always advised to feed them a small amount of food with high nutritional value to avoid health problems. Also, a proper diet chart should be made and the food should be divided into two meals.

Are they slobbery?

No, Peagles are not slobbery. Like with other dogs, they might drool a bit while playing or cuddling with you. Doctors generally suggest brushing their teeth daily to avoid tooth decay, tartar buildup, and bad breath.

Would they make a good pet?

It is hard to find a dog that is friendly, outgoing, affectionate, and social, If you want an amalgamation of all these traits in a single dog, then a Peagle is the best option for you. These dogs are very smart and remain energetic all the time. Their even temperament makes them that more special. Also, don't forget to socialize them at an early stage to prevent their stubborn and mischievous behavior. To meet their exercise needs, a moderate level of activity is required. Breeds such as dachshund and Golden Retriever go well with these dogs. Peagle puppies will cost you around $500-$1000.

Did you know...

The Chihuahua and beagle mix, or Cheagle, is regarded as one of the most loyal and friendly dogs.

The mixed breed of French Bulldog and beagle, Frengle, generally weighs around 18-30 lb (8-13.6 kg), while the dog is 8-15 in (20-38 cm) tall.

Peagles are great guard dogs and they are very protective of their owners.

What are beagles good for?

In older times, beagles were known for hunting rabbits, but today they are friendly house pets.

Are Peagles hypoallergic?

No, Peagles are not hypoallergic so if you have a dog allergy, this dog could cause you problems. Also, these dogs prone to several health problems too.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly animal facts for everyone to discover! Learn more about some other mammals from our Teacup Yorkie facts and Borneo elephant facts pages.

You can even occupy yourself at home by coloring in one of our free printable peagle dog coloring pages.

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